Swans Island limited edition Ikat yarn is a fingering weight, 100% certified organic Nerino wool that's hand-dyed in small lots using all-natural indigo dyes. The skeins of Ikat Fingering are tied with cord and then dyed; the portions of yarn underneath the cord will not be dyed. The colors are richly variegated and uniquely beautiful. Due to the nature of indigo dye, some color will rub off, though it will not bleed into the white or fade. It's best to use metal needles with this yarn as the dye will stain wood or bamboo needles. Its sister yarn Firefly has more striking white sections, while Watercolors is dyed to have a more painterly effect.
Hand-dyed yarns have subtle variations in colors that are natural and may vary from skein to skein. There may be differences between pictures shown and the yarn you receive. To ensure the best results for your project:
- Buy enough yarn for your entire project at one time.
- When using hand-dyed yarn in your project work two rows from one skein and two rows from another skein to give an overall blended effect.
If you have any questions or concerns about hand-dyed yarn, please contact Customer Service.